Occasional reports of what’s happening at the TechSpace …

Review of Marcus Schappi Crowd-funding event

Silicon Beach & Gold Coast TechSpace were proud to host an event with Marcus Schappi on 27th June at the One 50 Public house in Bundall. The event was sponsored by the City of Gold Coast as part of their visiting entrepreneurs programme and I am very proud of the fact we were able to.. read more →

Gold Coast TechSpace Presidents Report 2013-2014

2013-2014 was my second year as President and this was really the year where TechSpace flourished from an idea into something that can make a real impact on people’s lives. Our year started at our new location in Nind St, Southport. We missed the space of the shed in Johnson St but it sure was.. read more →

Visit to San Francisco Exploratorium

During our recent visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Cn Glen Tozer and myself had the pleasure of visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium, There’s a fair bit of relevance and interest to Makers so I thought it was worthy of a blog post here. The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 in the heart.. read more →

05 Jul 2014
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Announcing: The 2014 Hack’nShow at Gold Coast Science and Tech Fair

A celebration of creativity. We want to see lots of tech, from simple and small to …, from lots of people. Why should the community become involved in this year’s Gold Coast Science and Tech Fair? Gold Coast Science and Tech Fairs are the best opportunity for schools and the general public to come together.. read more →

A simple solution with 3d printing – chalk connector

Here is a video made by another new member to TechSpace, showing how 3D printing can provide a nice simple solution to a real problem. In this case, Dianne needed a connector to attach chalk to a telescopic stick that she has. She had not been involved in 3D design or print before. However she.. read more →

Our Favourite Podcasts

Podcasts are brilliant – especially if you have a commute. It turns useless time into a learning opportunity! Many of our members listen to podcasts, but many don’t know about them so I am posting some of our favorites here. If you have any more good ones that are tech/engineering based that I should know.. read more →

KidHack & Mum’s Electronics/Programming Workshops

Some new things Gold Coast Techspace have started: Kidhack We’ve been running Minecraft LAN parties at the TechSpace every couple of weeks for sometime now. We also have a lot of interest from people here on Saturdays in our 3D Printers and other electronics. This coupled with the need for people attending Discovery workshops to.. read more →

Gold Coast Show: another hugely successful event!

Following our success at the Science Fair a few weeks earlier, we are happy to find that we were able to build o what we learned there, and present an even better exhibit at the Gold Coast Show. The Show was held over 3 full days, starting for us at 7am and ending at 8pm... read more →

GC TechSpace at the Gold Coast Science Fair 2013

This year’s Science Fair was a huge success for Gold Coast TechSPace. We were swamped with visitors from when the very first buses of school children arrived at the Fair on Friday morning, until after most other exhibitors had already packed up on Saturday afternoon.. We had a much higher level of awareness of tech.. read more →

Science Fair 2013 Inquiry Sheet

Here are the questions we elicited from attendees at this year’s Science Fair. If you did not fill this in at the Fair, feel free to do so here. read more →